Bill Duncan gets a Health Department citation for having a rusted-out garbage can. He talks to his buddy at the Health Department and learns that his neighborhood is filled with rats, disease carrying mosquitoes and neighbors who are eager to blame these problems on each other. These were common problems in suburbs where the health departments didn't always have the resources to intervene. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: public hygiene, suburbia
Advertising film presenting landmarks, businesses and people of a well-known Philadelphia suburb, one of the planned communities built by William Levitt & Sons. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Levittown, Pa., Philadelphia, Pa., Suburbia
LibriVox recording of The Adventures of a Suburbanite, by Ellis Parker Butler. Why is the neighbor so obsessed with his car? Where can we find a good gardener? Should we have a Santa Claus at our Christmas party? Yes, this is suburbia... much the same today as it was in 1911. - Summary by Sarah Jennings. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For... Topics: librivox, audiobook, gardening, golf, suburbia, automobiles
The beauty and functionality of asbestos sidewalls. With a visit to Levittown, N.Y. and an interview with Norman Denny, vice president of materials for Levitt & Sons, builders. An excellent film on Fifties standardized building processes. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Houses and homes, Minerals: Asbestos, Suburbia
The End of SuburbiaHOME » SOCIETY41 COMMENTSSince World War II North Americans have invested much of their newfound wealth in suburbia. It has promised a sense of space, affordability, family life and upward mobility. As the population of suburban sprawl has exploded in the past 50 years, so too has the suburban way of life become embedded in the American consciousness.Suburbia, and all it promises, has become the American Dream. But as we enter the 21st century, serious questions are... Topics: The End of Suburbia, TV, Television, Documentary
byFord Motor Company, Tractor and Implement Division
Shows how Ford earthmoving equipment helps the builders of Levittown, Pennsylvania achieve great economies of scale. With excellent images of home and infrastructure building. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Suburbia, Levittown, Pa., Houses and homes
After 50 years of pioneering Suburbia, is Levittown still the World's Most Perfect Place to Live? Filmmaker Boomer Wadaska travels back home for a brief visit to see what residents have to say. This film was shot on miniDV on a three hour tour of Levittown, Pa. The audio for this film was edited using various archival media. Topics: suburbia, levittown, merska, boomer, wadaska, pennsylvania, bucks, county
This week we take a look at spring, as well as the strange of people of our nation, and of Chester County. Plus, three musical stylings. Topics: Chester County, David Jacobson, Pennsylvania, Suburb, Suburbs, Suburbia, Music
In this second part of a two part interview, Rob Hopkins and I discuss the apolitical nature of transition culture, the construction of parallel systems, and the potential for confrontation with existing power structures. Also discussed is the feasibility of permaculture in a suburban environment. Topics: transition culture, permaculture, suburbia, revolution, Rob Hopkins, agroinnovations
Relates how Americans build, from youth throughout life, by using their ingenuity not only in technological advancement but in everyday efforts by everyone. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Chevrolet, industrial films, sponsored films, institutional advertising, automobiles, 1960s,...
Not sure what this is, but it appears at the end of an episode of "The Goldbergs" which I uploaded at here . It appears to have been a message given by Gertrude Berg ("Molly Goldberg") to attract potential sponsors to her series, which at that point aired in first-run-syndication. A large number of actual episodes of the series can be viewed elsewhere on this website. I recommend the 1954 episodes as being better than the 1955 episode I link to above. Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Gertrude Berg, Molly Goldberg, 1950s, 1955, Suburbia
Linear Obsessional presents the new album from English underground pop mainstays The Original Beekeepers, who have been releasing low-level works of sardonic pop genius for the best part of 30 years. "How The River Runs Dry" is a collection of interconnected songs that piece together a story set in British suburbia. Featuring dryly humorous lyrics and the kind of intricate arrangements (including a brass section and guest vocalists) for which the band has become known, this album,... Topics: The Original Beekeepers, London, English Pop, Pop, Linear Obsessional, Suburbia
Critic of suburbia (author of "The Geography of Nowhere" and "The Long Emergency") on the deadening impact of car culture - and it's limited future. James Howard Kunstler 2007. 40 min. Topics: radio, environment, green, transportation, cars, suburbia, oil, Peak Oil
After Oil: Small Towns Vs. Suburbs James Howard Kunstler has a new weekly podcast - "Kunstlercast". Here is a sample, Show #2. Find the rest at http://kunstlercast.com/index.html Topics: radio, environment, ecology, peak oil, oil, energy, podcast, urban, suburbia
30-minute radio program for April 24, 2012. Second of 2 parts. It's not just oil. With growing demand and declining supplies, all forms of energy will soon become very expensive. No alternative sources can produce as much energy as we are now obtaining from oil and natural gas--both of which are in decline. Some proposed alternatives (hydrogen, ethanol) are pipe-dreams. Is this the end of The American Way of Life? Probably. Several experts lucidly explain what's happpening and what we have to... Topics: energy, peak oil, natural gas, electricity, depletion, The End of Suburbia
30-minute radio program for April 17, 2012. First of 2 parts. It's not just oil. With growing demand and declining supplies, all forms of energy will soon become very expensive. No alternative sources can produce as much energy as we are now obtaining from oil and natural gas--both of which are in decline. Some proposed alternatives (hydrogen, ethanol) are pipe-dreams. Is this the end of The American Way of Life? Probably. Several experts lucidly explain what's happpening and what we have to... Topics: energy, peak oil, natural gas, electricity, depletion, The End of Suburbia
From Subprime Street to Suburbia Road through the $100 oil barrel... A journey inside what makes oil prices skyrocket - and an overlook on future car fuels and related ways of life. 3D animation derived from Gorillaz' videos soudntracks Topics: Aerobar, @erobar, 3D, Anim8or, Suburbia, Greenspan, Bernanke, Subprime, Fed, Dollar, Peak, Oil,...
byAustralia. War Service Homes Commission. Queensland Branch.
A preview of dwellings, excluding land, available for purchase from The War Services Homes Commission and a brief explanation of the conditions of purchase, including a loan repayment estimate guide. The text has photographs of over 40 house designs already built in suburbs of Brisbane, each with floor plans and cost estimations. Topics: State Library of Queensland, Queensland, War Services Homes Commission, architecture, housing...
Activities at the newly opened Beany's drive-through fast food restaurant, Long Beach, California, 1952 or 1953. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: California, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, fast food, restaurants, food, car culture, automobiles,...